The Pearl of Discomfort

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It is a familiar oddity of nature — the grain of sand that irritates the oyster, put it in a state of discomfort, and as a result, the oyster covers the sand with an iridescent coating over and over until the end result is a gorgeous pearl. In this day and age…

Occupy: Your Independence

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I consider myself to be politically aware but not astute. It’s a conscious choice actually. Both my parents grew up in the 60’s, are very liberal and verbal about their views. I am liberal too but I try to stay on the sidelines, watch but don’t participate. My focus is on my…

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

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A couple of days ago my daughter Elsa and I watched Cinderella for the umpteeth time. The movie begins with the song, “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes“. And listening to the song, and the familiar story that followed, got me thinking… In our childhood we embrace the fairytale fantasy…

Holding Down the Fort

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Above: My high energy kids playing. No down time for me… It’s been nearly a month since I’ve returned from Santo Domingo. I came back late on March 24th and the next day was the beginning of Spring Break for my kids. Dive in… Three days after I got back my mom…